Samson Stomp and Romp
Sponsored by Amica Insurance
January 20, 2013; First race starts at 9:30 a.m.
You don't have to sprint as fast as Olympian Usain Bolt or a cheetah to succeed at the Milwaukee County Zoo's 33rd annual winter run/walk. Sometimes slow and steady works, too. Whatever your average running speed, it'll be fun to get outside, exert yourself and warm up your body. This annual race through the Zoo park honors the late Samson, the Zoo's most famous gorilla.
Funds raised at this event support all the animals at the Zoo. Individuals pay $17 and can choose from four races: a 5 km (3.1-mile that's limited to 1,500 people), a 2-mile fun run/walk, a 1-mile romp and a children's one-quarter-mile mini-romp. A family of four or more or a team of five or more costs $14 per runner. Race-day registrations are $20 per person. Registration fee includes a long-sleeve T-shirt, Zoo admission and parking. The awards ceremony takes place at about 11 a.m. Zoological Society gift certificates cannot be used for this event.